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Janus Headdress with Male Equestrian Figure and Attendants

late 20th century

Wood,string, paint, and nails

26 × 13 × 16 in. (66.04 × 33.02 × 40.64 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.392
Geography: 
Republic of Benin
or Nigeria
Culture: 
Yorùbá
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Masks
Provenance: 

Miyapo Kolani: unknown date - April 3, 1990
Charles B. Benenson Collection, donated to Yale University Art Gallery in 2004

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions, July 1, 2005–June 30, 2006,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2006): 222.

Frederick John Lamp, Amanda Maples, and Laura M. Smalligan, Accumulating Histories: African Art from the Charles B. Benenson Collection at the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2012), 246, ill.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.